• All,
    I wanted to know about working with a client who just purchased a Cerec Omnicam IOS and wants to send me the files to fab the restorations. I am a 3shape CAD and Dentmill CAM user and my understanding is that I would need to purchase InLab software and a conversion license to be able to receive and decode the file so that i can mark the margins and have a model printed and design & mill the restoration. Since this is my first client taking digital impressions, does anyone have any advice that would be helpful. I appreciate your time.
    Thanks — tagged Dentsply Sirona Laboratory CAD/CAM

  • Jo-Ann Levins · Dental Education Assistant at Ivoclar Vivadent

    I want to remind you that we have a wide variety of courses coming this fall down here at our International Center for Dental Education - Sarasota, Florida. While you are getting your CE hours in you can get some rest & relaxation in also with an extended weekend. The Holiday Inn Lakewood Ranch will honor our $99 plus tax a night (which includes a buffet breakfast).

    Listed below is our upcoming courses, course fee and instructor information:

    Master Course A - Design & Fabrication of
    CAD/CAM Bar, Screw-Retained Hybrids
    with Tom Wade, CDT August...See more

  • Gabriel Borboa · Cad Cam at 611 Dental Studio, Inc.

    cad cam rules, over 2 Million Restorations under my lil belt,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, crown rocks,, In a good way ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, vip

  • Daniel J. O'Rourke, CDT · Owner/President at O'Rourke Dental Studio

    Having spent a number of years educating myself on understanding the human masticatory system, it amazes me how our industry is so far from a model of health. It's true that ceramists can create the most beautiful pathologic restorations I have ever seen, but is that what we are striving for? Shouldn't we educate ourselves to a level where every patient has the option of choosing wellness and not sickness? In my opinion putting in a tooth that has pathologic wear is like giving a patient a liver transplant with a diseased liver.
    What have you done to make the patient healthier? NOTHING!
    Knowledge...See more

  • (Sagemax) NexxZr Anterior Competition - Chance to win $10,000

    Sagemax is ready to take the next step to revolutionize how you think of anterior restorations. NexxZr Anterior zirconia is specifically designed for the anterior region. Its high natural translucency and high strength (over 1000 MPa) mean it can effectively be used for full contour single units and bridges. We guarantee you'll never look at zirconia the same way again.

    Sagemax is hosting a competition to find the best NexxZr Anterior full contour zirconia bridge. Before it's released, you'll have the exclusive opportunity to work with this new material and compete against your peers for...See more — tagged 3 productsSagemax NexxZr™ T Zirconia
    Brent Harvey
    Sagemax Bioceramics, Inc.

  • Jo-Ann Levins · Dental Education Assistant at Ivoclar Vivadent

    Looking for continuing education classes in the September, we have the following classes available:

    All Ceramic, All-Options featuring Zenostar and IPS e.max CAD
    September 11, 2015
    Course Fee: $249.00
    7 CE credits
    800-533-6825 X4291 to register

    Master Course B - Design & Fabrication of Attached Bar Retained Over-Dentures, Digital Planning & All-on-4 Conversion with Tom Wade, CDT
    September 17 & 18, 2015
    Course Fee $699.00
    14 CE hours

    Zirconia Esthetics Naturally - The Harmony of Zirconia & Titanium in Implant...See more

  • Sandra Bunnaman, RDT · Owner at InHouse Dental Lab Solutions

    What is your opinion on using RelyX Ultimate with Emax restorations??
    Any problems? Concerns? Would love to read about your experiences.

  • I'm considering purchasing a 3 shape scanner soon. I've been evaluating various workflows and was wondering how many different ways current users are putting the scans to work. Such as; anyone splitting the files for SLM copings or zirconia coping with milled or printed wax ups for press-to restorations? Milled gold crowns with Strategic Milling? Any good or bad experiences with CAP or CMC? I've been milling in house with in-lab and have decided not to pursue another milling machine at this time. So I'm looking to partner with others to provide the mills. Thanks. — tagged 4 topicsScanners
    3Shape, Inc.

  • We often find that labs are struggling finding reliable, trained technicians, or are unable to grow the lab at a rate that you want because you are constantly stuck at the bench, or maybe you wish you didn't have to turn down work and someone could handle your overflow, or maybe dentists are being squeezed by insurance companies and in turn that is affecting you and your pricing. If you are experiencing any of these issues, Cornerstone Direct is the answer for you. We are able to provide consistent, aesthetic and anatomical quality restorations. Whatever the reason may be, Cornerstone Direct...See more

  • How many of you are pressing your emax restorations using a furnace other then Ivoclar??? Which furnace brand would you suggest as a comparable to the new EP3010 or EP5010 dual press/fire furnace? — tagged 3 productsIvoclar Vivadent Programat® EP 5010
    IPS E.max

  • January 2008: LMT Readers Forecast CAD/CAM Growth

    Our 2008 Digital Technology survey found that CAD/CAM-milled restorations made up 19% of respondents' C&B workloads. We asked respondents to predict what their CAD/CAM caseload would look like by 2013, and they predicted it would more than double in those five years, rising to 42%.

    So how did their predictions pan out? According to LMT's 2013 Digital Technology survey, CAD/CAM-milled restorations made up 41% of their C&B caseloads! Pretty spot on!

    For more statistics on the growth of CAD/CAM, watch for our May issue.

  • May 2009: ADA Releases Results of Lead Study

    When the controversy over the possibility of lead in PFM restorations arose in 2008, the ADA conducted an independent study to determine the degree to which lead may be present in crowns. In 2009, it released the results of this study, which found only trace amounts of the naturally occurring element in 44 different porcelain powders and 102 finished porcelain-metal crowns produced by domestic and foreign dental laboratories. The results ranged from below detectable to 113 parts per million (ppm) in the 44 porcelain powders, and an average of 46ppm in the crowns.

    "Based on all the information...See more

  • Argen Digital Offers ArgenPMMA Temps

    Argen Digital now offers ArgenPMMA Temps, an esthetic temporary solution available in 16 classic Vita shades, one bleach shade and 5 transitional shades. ArgenPMMA Temps are quick and easy to polish and can be layered for maximum esthetics. Send an STL file to www.argendigital.com and receive your single unit to 14 unit full contour restorations in just 2 business days.

  • Earn CE credits and a win FREE product!

    Don't miss your opportunity to earn CE credits and win FREE product at Lab Day Chicago! 5 attendees per lecture will win $50 of Argen Digital Product. Visit Argen at Lab Day Chicago for details, booth 700.
    Saturday, Feb. 22
    7:30 - 8:30 AM = Digital A to Z: Bring All Your Product Offerings into the Digital Workflow
    From scan to restoration, Argen Digital can support your lab with products ranging from ArgenZ Zirconia and High Noble SLM copings to Digital Captek and more!

    8:30 - 9:30 AM = Transitionally Shaded Zirconia: Prep Your Zirconia for Better Esthetics in 30 Seconds
    Learn how adding transitional...See more

  • Superior Surface Finishes

    Whether its abutments, bars, bridges, individual or multi-unit restorations, the strength and rigidity of the VersaMILL 5X and its fixturing, coupled With the knowledge of our experts enable you to produce restorations of unbelievable quality, quickly With the lowest possible tooling cost.

    Due to the extreme accuracy and high quality surface finishes, restorations made from zirconia; hard metals such as titanium; and abrasives such as glass ceramics can be produced with minimal bench times with highly detailed occlusal surfaces and razor edge margins.

  • New DOCERAM Product Line: Teeth like Pearls - Tuesday, November 05, 2013
    The trend towards monolithic restorations made from full zirconia is unbroken.

    As one of the pioneers of dental CAD / CAM, DOCERAM Medical Ceramics sets a further milestone: pre-colored zirconia in dentine shades: NACERA Pearl.

    This dentine shade pre-colored blanks made from zirconia ease the technician's job significantly for preparation of full-contour restorations, the manual work is reduced to a minimum.

    The complete elimination is possible within the molar area.

    This was achieved by the new PCR-color concept that...See more

  • A 'Man vs. Machine' Challenge

    Dan O' Rourke put out a challenge to our industry and the LMT editorial team and I are intrigued by his suggestion for a "Man vs. Machine" challenge and are discussing its possibilities. At present we're somewhat stuck on the logistics and would love to invite input from others in the community. Since there's a ready-made CAD/CAM group, we will post the idea for a challenge in that group. Please join us in inviting dialogue that would help us form a plan of action.

    One thing that strikes us with regard to the "which is better" question, are the comments from Don Cornell, printed in our April...See more — tagged Daniel J. O'Rourke, CDT and Milling

  • Check out our new powder-free, scannable impressiong material Flexitime® Fast & Scan. This materials allows dentists affordable access to modern CAD/CAM restorations without the need to change customary impression techniques or to invest in hardware and software. Direct scanning of impressions saves time, reduces inaccuracies and offers optimal workflow integration with the laboratory. For more information visit us at www.heraeus-kulzer-us.com and request a demo.


  • e.MAX® has become a very useful and well accepted tool for dental restorations. Here are some tips for perfecting your lithium disilicate restorations using Whip Mix materials and pressing furnaces.

  • DENTSPLY Prosthetics will be at the American Dental Association Annual Meeting: October 31-November 2, 2013 at the Ernest N Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

    See us at booth #2501/#2601 to see our new products such as:
    Celtra, a new class of materials for high strength glass-ceramics.
    Cercon ht, a clinically proven yttria-stabilized zirconia material, providing outstanding strength and esthetics, ideal for full contour posterior restorations.

    Learn More:

  • Just participated in a digital forum at Whip Mix where Dr. Russell Giordano discussed the material science and dynamics of Zirconia and Zirconia layering ceramics.... lots of "i's" and "t's" to dot and cross if you really want to ensure a scientifically sound interface between your Zr substrate and the Zr core... one thing he advocated in particular, and I know we have heard different variations on this from a variety of Zr and Zr layering mfg.s, but he stated quite emphatically, that anytime one introduces stress (grinding and/or finishing of Zr frames and full-contour Zr restorations) that a...See more — tagged Whip Mix Corp.

  • Understanding scanning and milling is only a piece of the CAD CAM puzzle. Learn the chemistry and physical properties of different types of zirconia, PMMA resins and waxes used as burnout pattern material and how they can affect the outcome of your restorations in this 1-hour webinar. — tagged CAD/CAM Scanning And Milling


    When you buy a Zenotec® mini we will give you 25 Zenostar® Discs FREE which can be used to mill a total of 500 restorations!

    Orders must be placed on or before October 31st. There are no restrictions on the disc shade/size combinations. Discs need to be redeemed within 30 days after training and installation. — tagged Zenotec® mini Milling System

    Wieland Zenotec® Mini
    Digital Fabrication

    High-Tech does not have to be supersized. The ultra-compact Zenotec mini milling system simply radiates effi ciency and quality. In conjunction with a scanner and a PC, we can condense your lab to desktop dimensions. Wieland Dental makes going digital so simple, you'll just love it! - 4-axis geometry -...

  • Just in case you still are not sure how becoming TRIOS Ready will benefit your lab, here are a few pointers that might help you make a decision:

    1) Show your dentist customers that you are an innovative lab on the forefront of the development.

    2)You will be able to easily and rapidly exchange orders, comments and 3D designs with the dental clinics

    3)You will have the possibility to customize your order form and show which type of products and services you offer (e.g. type of restorations and materials)

    4)When the necessary steps have been completed you will be certified as a TRIOS Ready Lab.

    5)Your...See more

  • New report concludes that dental implants can save costs and improve quality of life. How are you adding implant restorations to your dental lab? Read more about this report from the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants today:


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